Classic Convertible Pannier Backpack

Classic Convertible Pannier Backpack

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


The Classic Convertible Pannier Backpack – spacious and robust backpack converting to rear pannier set. The Classic offer travelers a flexible, streamlined and reliable means to explore by foot and by bicycle!

Due to high customer demand and the highly skilled labour involved in manufacturing the backpacks by hand, there is sometimes a waiting list for the each new batch of pannier backpacks. Colors that we hold in stock may be limited at your time of purchase. If we don’t have the color you’re looking for, it’s possible to place a backorder. You could also consider purchasing the Elite Convertible Pannier Backpack model for full a front and rear pannier set!

Choose your color from the selection below. To make your choices easier, here’e what we have in stock: Black, Bronze, Red, Forest Green, and Cranberry, (this one looks like a Deep Burgundy, but with less color saturation).   If you find ordering difficult, please email us at  We also stock several colors to backorder, including all the colors mentioned elsewhere on the site. Email us to request a backorder and be prepared to wait 2-3 months depending on season.




Pannier Backpack - Classic - Royal Blue

The “Classic” backpack model is 2650 cubic inches (43.4 liters) in the same design as the Elite Convertible Pannier Backpack, but without the front panniers/backpack’s side pockets. Conversion is simply a case of sliding out and attaching the backpack’s internal frame to the bike, and removing the shoulder harness and waist belt, before attaching the panniers to the rear rack.  External capacity is enhanced by the generous capacity of the vertical compression straps. Both the Elite and Classic pannier backpacks now come with the “Piggyback Sack” included as standard for carrying the shoulder harness while riding the bike, though a second is also possible to order if required.

Please note that the Classic model does not feature the hardware for accommodating the front panniers, and therefore will never be “upwardly compatible”. If you think you will need front panniers, you should take a look at the Elite Convertible Pannier Backpack system.

The color option images for this product have been digitally synthesized for illustrative purposes – please be aware that for this reason they cannot be aligned 100% with the ‘real thing’ and some variety will occur.  See below for in-stock color choices.

Additional information


2650 cu in (43.4 liters)


3+ user defined space

Panier Conversion

Full Set Rear Panniers: Back (both sides) , Behind Saddle

Waist Belt Size

Large (fits 44" to 60"), Small (fits 24" to 30"), Standard (fits 30″ to 44″)

Size & Weight

Size: 27” x 12” x 7”
Weight: 4.5lbs
Shipping Weight is 6 lbs. 2 oz

2 reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Max Smolkin

    Your bag is a warrior: falls, mud, rain, planes, trains…and still like new. I wish I would have bought the bigger one with the front panniers…

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cindy Hart

    Incredible design. Function, versatility and quality all in one.

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  • Due to high customer demand and our small team of manufacturers, Elite Convertible Pannier Backpacks are often in short supply. We try to ensure we keep some colors in stock but if we don’t have the color you are looking for, you can place a backorder : contact us  to discuss your requirements and our ability to make your color by your deadline.

    The color option images for this product have been digitally synthesized for illustrative purposes – please be aware that for this reason they cannot be aligned 100% with the ‘real thing’ and some variety will occur.

    Choose a color by clicking it in the box below. You may choose an in-stock pack for immediate delivery, or choose a color for a future production run if you’re not in a hurry.  Though our customers conspire to keep us sold out of every color, we do strive to keep a variety of colors on hand. We are often surprised! Email us to backorder a different color choice to be made in the following batch. Standard colors on hand today are: Lime Green, Royal Blue, Red, Bronze, and Navy Blue. We also have a couple limited edition colors in stock: Deep Burgundy and Cranberry.  Cranberry is not red, not purple, it is similar to the Deep Burgundy, but the color but is less saturated.  We have only 2 left of both the Cranberry and the Burgundy – these will not be replaced when sold out. Reserve your special color today!    Depending on the season and our workload, a backorder may take 1-3 months. Some custom colors are  not set up on the site, so email us and we’ll try to arrange for your favorite color. Thank you for your patience!